No matter who you are, where you live, the color of your skin, or anything else; everyone loves food. You enjoy the flavors, you enjoy the full feeling, and most people love to cook it. Cooking allows us all to play mini-scientists. You play with different spices and you play with different types of food. You may add more or less of an ingredient than you did last time or you may try to recreate a flavor that you found while out at a restaurant. In all ways, food is special and it has a special place in our hearts.
The Science Behind It All
Think about something as simple as macaroni and cheese. It has two main ingredients, but the rest is up to you. You may want to add more or add less cheese, you may want a larger amount of noodles than your mom used. You may want it baked in the oven rather than cooked in a pot on the stove.
From there, you may want a little salt, pepper, and butter, but this is not always the case. Some people want a lot of the extras and may add a little milk into it. Sometimes they want it to be runny so that eating requires a spoon and sometimes they simply want cheesy noodles that can sit on a fork. No matter how you prefer it and how simple it is to create; it is still a concoction of things that you create and experiment with.
Trial and Error
Would you have considered taking something this simple to a science fair in school? No. Most likely not. Most of us chose to do soap tests to see which type of soaps made the most bubbles or what popcorns cook better than others. Many of us went to the extremes and built active volcanoes and how long does it take bread to mold. No matter what you choose to do; it was all about trial and error. The same thing we all do each day in our kitchen. In my opinion, this makes food even more enjoyable.